Have you ever wondered why toothpaste is an essential commodity?
The mouth is an essential part of the human body that requires extra care because of the work it does and how bad it could become when not taken care of.
Toothpaste is very essential oral hygiene products in Nigeria
, especially the teeth because of its contents. It cleans dirt, keeps the mouth fresh, kills germs and bacteria that could be dangerous to the mouth and human health generally. Toothpaste is a paste that could be in form of a gel with a complex mixture used with a toothbrush
to maintain oral health
. Therefore, it’s a must possess.
Tooth gel could be in different textures, colors, functions, and sizes. Most importantly, understanding the type of paste your teeth need is very vital. Every toothpaste is for maximum cavity protection. They come in different colors, shapes, sizes, textures, adults, and children. They could be gelly, plain color, or mixed color.
1. COLGATE TOOTHPASTE:
Is tested and proven to be active in strengthening the teeth, overall cleanness, and long-lasting freshness because of its fluoride content. It’s highly trusted and recommended by dentists.
Ingredients- sodium monofluorophoshate(0.76%/0.15%w/v fluoride ion) for anti-cavity, calcium phosphate dihydrate, water, glycerine, sodium lauryl sulfate, cellulose gum, flavor, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, sodium saccharin.
Products: There are different products of Colgate used for different purposes.
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2. ORAL-B TOOTHPASTE:
It’s a toothpaste that has a massive impact on the teeth, such as preventing cavities, gum disease, plaque, sensitivity, enamel loss, tartar, staining, and bad breath. It’s one of the most used products in Nigeria.
Ingredients: baking soda(sodium carbonate), pyrophosphate(disodium pyrophosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate), cocamidoprophlbetain, titanium dioxide(CI 77891), stannous fluoride, stannous chloride, zinc(lactate citrate), fluoride(sodium chloride), hydrated silica, glycerine, propylene glycol, sodium hexametaphosphate, chalk(calcium carbonate), water, peg(/ peg-20m/peg-23m), trisodium phosphate, flavor (limonene, aroma, CI 74160), sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium gluconate, carrageenan, sodium saccharin, xanthan gum, color and aesthetics(mica, speckles), sorbitol, hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium citrate.
With the presence of stannous fluoride, there is sure protection around the sensitive areas of the teeth. It strengthens the teeth, repairs delicate areas of the teeth, and safeguards them from things that can cause sensitive pains. It protects against plaque, for healthy gums, restores natural teeth whiteness, cavity protection, fresh breath.
Ingredients: potassium nitrate, Sodium fluoride w/v fluoride ion, water, sorbitol, glycerin, hydrated silica, cellulose gum, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, silica, titanium dioxide, flavor, sodium saccharin, trisodium phosphate, red 28.
Manufacturer: Sensodyne is manufactured by GSK Nigeria and was launched in 2011
Variants: Sensodyne has 4 different variants in Nigeria; they include Sensodyne Daily Care, Sensodyne Extra Fresh, Sensodyne Gentle Whitening.
This product is specially formulated as a digestive agent to break down food particles on the teeth. It does not only clean but also relieves tooth pain and sensitivity and brightens the teeth. It does not damage your tongue’s taste. It eliminates plaque buildup and strengthens the teeth’ enamel. Promotes healthy teeth and gums.
Ingredients: Sodium fluoride (0.24%) – anticavity toothpaste, sorbitol, water, hydrated silica, PEG-8, sodium lauryl sulfate, SD alcohol 38-B, flavor, cellulose gum, sodium saccharin, titanium dioxide.
5. CLOSE-UP TOOTHPASTE:
Close Up is the most popular toothpaste brand in Nigeria. Close-up toothpaste contains properties that enable fresh breathing, whiten and strengthen teeth. The freshness of close-up can last for 12hours. It’s one of the cheapest and most affordable because it’s made in a way that it comes in small sachets.
Ingredients: sodium fluoride (0.24%)-anticavity toothpaste, sorbitol, water, hydrated silica, PEG-8, sodium lauryl sulfate, SD alcohol 38-B, flavor, cellulose gum, sodium saccharin, Red 33, Red 40.
Manufacturer: Close Up is manufactured by Unilever PLC and was introduced in 1975
6. MACLEAN TOOTHPASTE:
Maclean is one of the oldest toothpaste brand with over 40 years heritage in Nigeria. It is designed to battle teeth decay, cavities, and tooth diseases. Helps keep your mouth fresh and healthy. It supplies fluoride into the enamel thereby strengthening the teeth inside out. It will protect your mouth, tongue, teeth, and gums from diseases and infections. Prevents bad breath and tooth decay. It’s one of the top-selling and best toothpaste brands in Nigeria.
Ingredients: Water, hydrated silica, sorbitol, glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate, xanthan gum, flavor, titanium dioxide, PEG-6, sodium fluoride, sodium saccharin, carrageenan, limonene, CI 73360, CI 74160.
Manufacturers: Macleans toothpaste is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline or GSK Consumer Nigeria Plc.
Variants: there are basically 3 variants.Complete care contains advanced triple protection which ensures healthy gum, strong teeth and fresh breath for the family. Herbal is formulated with unique blends of herbs that offers complete mouth care.Milk teeth provide gentle fluoride protection for kid’s first set of teeth; Protects against decay, cavities and gives gentle mint flavour.
7. DABUR TOOTHPASTE:
Dabur toothpaste cleans well and all the hard-to-clean plaque. It tastes mild and pleasant. It refreshes the mouth and controls bad breath. Its antibacterial properties help fight germs and prevent cavities. Its antiseptic prevents tooth decay, its astringent strengthens teeth and gums, and as a natural stimulant, it helps relieve toothaches.
Ingredients: Calcium carbonate, aqua, glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate (derived from palm oil), flavor, carrageenan, Azadirachta Indica (Neem), sodium silicate, sodium saccharin, herbal extract (Derived from Anacyclus pyrethrum, Acacia arabica, mimusops elengi, symplocos racemosa, Syzygium cumin), cholorophyllin.
8. OLIVE TOOTHPASTE
Eliminates mouth odor promotes fresh breath and cleanses teeth. It fights plaque, protects the gum, and strengthens the teeth.
Ingredients: Olive leaf extract, sorbitol, hydrated silica, glycerine, water, hydrogenated castor oil, lauryl glucoside, vegetable gum, lemon oil, peppermint oil, citric acid, potassium sorbate, natural color.
9. MYMY TOOTHPASTE:
Eliminates dental plaque, fights cavity, gingivitis, and other dental-associated diseases. It protects the cavity and strengthens teeth.
Ingredients: sorbitol, hydrated silica, DM water, sodium lauryl, sulfate, PEG-1500, flavor, sodium monofluorophosphate 0.76%, cellulose gum, sodium benzoate, sodium saccharin, C.I 16255.
10. AQUAFRESH TOOTHPASTE:
Aquafresh provides general dental care for the whole family because it has properties that fight against sugar which causes tooth decay, protects the teeth from the cavity, tartar, or bad breath, and sensitivity.
Ingredients: Sodium fluoride 0.315% w/w.
aqua, hydrated silica, sorbitol, glycerin, sodium lauryl sulfate, xanthan gum, aroma, titanium dioxide, PEG-6/PEG-8, sodium fluoride, sodium saccharin, carrageenan, limonene, CI 73360, CI 74160.